Ever heard of Pecha Kucha? Me neither until last Friday when I read an article in the January (2008, no I don’t understand it either) issue of PC Pro! It’s Japanese for “chit chat” and it’s all the rage amongst those crazy designer types. It aims to put an end to “Death by PowerPoint” by giving a rigid structure to presentations to help keep the flow moving and get through more in one session.
The concept is simple. 20 slides; 20 seconds per slide; GO! You don’t have time to bore the audience and this is why it’s gaining popularity in the business world. Seth Godin puts it quite succinctly:
Tell me a problem that can’t be outlined in six minutes and I’ll show you a problem it’s probably not worth having a meeting about.
I’d be up for giving this a go at Edge Hill! Anyone else fancy picking a topic that might be of interest to colleagues (or even something people might not be interested in – it only lasts 6m 40s!) and doing a turn?